Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Adam's birthday

Yesterday was Adam's birthday and he took the day off. I'm not sure what he did with the first part of the day but by the time i got home, he and his father were working on hanging more drywall in the laundry room and on the wall that has the openings for the fridge and the laundry room.
This is a little nook in the laundry room. It's above the fridge and will be a little extra storage space. (Notice the shirt he's wearing. That's the shirt for his buisness, Road Ranger.)

Barry and Adam measured and cut an awful lot of little pieces trying to use what we already had. I think that almst all the drywall is hung. After another session, it will be done. Next step... mudding the dry wall. I've done it. It's not hard but it can take a lot of time.
A few days ago, I think the day after it snowed here, Adam saw my turtle fur neck band. Well, I don't really know what it's called but I call it a neck band. It's just a double thickness of fleece sewn into a tube. You slip it over your head and wear it around your neck. It's long so it fits inside your coat and keeps your neck very warm. It's more convenient than a scarf because it never falls or comes undone. It just stays in place no matter how much moving around you do. And it's really warm to boot. It's also long enough that you can pull it up as high as just below your eyes to protect more fo your face from the wind and cold. I told him I'd keep an eye for one for him at the thrift stores (where I got mine). He looked at it and decided I could make one.
So this is what I made for him. Even though my sewing machine was giving me problems, I managed to finish it late on Monday night (well, finished with what I could do on the machine. I had to close it up by hand.) He gave it his seal of approval! He also got a pair of insulated pants which he really could have used when working outside in UT, WY & ID in the winter. But he's been wearing insulated pants everyday for the last couple weeks, since the temps dropped to freezing. He only had one pair of those so I figured he could use a second pair!
In this picture, I am wearing my neck band, the store bought one. This was on Jasmine's first long ride. It was in the 30's out and the neck band kept my face nice and warm and it didn't fog up my sunglasses the way my balaklava does.

We had dinner at a b-b-q place with his parents and grandma and then just the two of us watched a movie at home afterward.

On Friday, we are having a party with his friends but it won't be at our house. Our house isn't really big enough and none of his friends are dog people... I'll be making Adam's traditional birthday cake tonight for that party. It's a cake that is gbest after sitting for 2-3 days, or so they say. Not being a cake person, and especially not this cake, I can't say for certain if that's true or not. I'll be sharing the recipe for the unusual cake and equally as unusual frosting recipe soon...which everyone but me seems to love.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

I know Adam enjoys working with his hands, but I'm not sure if that's celebrating on his birthday. :) I'm glad you guys got to do fun stuff to and get to have more fun with your friends. Now I'm very curious about the cake.

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